Calendar of Events

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Printshop Beer Co: Explore Knox Bike Ride

  • June 27, 2020 — December 26, 2020

Category: Free event, Health & wellness, Kids & family and Science & nature

Printshop Beer Co., 1532 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37920

Join us Saturdays at 10:30 for our weekly ride through different Knoxville neighborhoods as we explore our city via bike. Although distances and routes vary, most rides last for 60-75 minutes (4-8 miles) and potentially include a stop at various landmarks, sites of interest, and even other breweries!

These slow-paced rides are suitable for all riders, from beginners to experienced cyclists. Bikes are available for rent at the Pace Bike Share stations next to Alliance and South Coast Pizza. Please note that rides will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather to ensure the safety and comfort of all participants.

https://www.facebook.com/events/172032240687866

Sustainable Future Center: Container Planting On A Budget

  • June 27, 2020

Category: Classes & workshops and Science & nature

Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 2 PM – 4 PM

Get Creative! No container is too eccentric! Examples of fun containers to bring:
• Plastic milk crates
• Boots
• Pallets
• Drawers
• Teapots & big bowls
• Bird cage
• Garbage can
• Most anything works!

Please bring 20 - 40 lbs of planting soil for your planter(s). We will supply plants, seeds, woodchips and fertilizer (chicken poop). We will be practicing social distancing and masks are optional. Only 10 spots available so please register at info@sfcknox.org at least 24 hours prior. We will also have the class on Zoom. (check back for the link)

https://www.facebook.com/events/306961716961743/

Historic Ramsey House: 18th Century Pocket Workshop

Category: Classes & workshops, Fine Crafts and History & heritage

June 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join Kelley Weatherley-Sinclair, Executive Director of Historic Ramsey House and owner of Lady’s Made Historical Clothing, to make your very own 18th century pocket!
In the 18th century, women’s pockets were usually worn under petticoats (skirts) and accessed though slits in the side seams. Great for hiding and carrying multiple items, this is a must have for any 18th century wardrobe. Whether you are interested in creating a pocket for your 18th century ensemble, or you want to sew something unusual… all are welcome!

These large pockets will measure approximately 16″ long x 11″ wide with a 70″ twill tape to tie around your waist. Multiple color options will be available. All sewing will be done by hand. All sewing skill levels are welcome!

Tickets: $20 (includes instruction and all supplies) or $15 for Historic Ramsey House members.

Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745, www.ramseyhouse.org

Knoxville Handel Society & American Spiritual Ensemble: Lift Every Voice!

Category: Music

This event has been cancelled.

Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center: Handbuilding Workshop - Critter Bell

  • June 27, 2020

Category: Classes & workshops and Fine Crafts

$45
June 27th
1pm-4pm
Instructor: Cortney Hall
Registration Deadline: June 24th

In this handbuilding class students will use slab construction and sculpture to create a bell inspired by their favorite woodland critter, perfect for hanging in the garden or on a deck, patio, or porch! This 3-hour class will allow students to make the bell and paint it with underglaze. Cortney will be present to help with all of the steps in this process. All bells will be fired, glazed and assembled after class and then students will be notified when they are ready to pick up. All materials are included in the cost of this class.

https://knoxvilletn.gov/government/city_departments_offices/parks_and_recreation/programs/arts_fine_crafts_center

Jubilee Community Arts: Laurel Theater videos & radio

Category: Classes & workshops, Film, History & heritage and Music

While all public activities at the Laurel have been canceled until further notice including dances, concerts and church services, please enjoy videos on their YouTube channel which include concerts, dance lessons, and more! https://www.youtube.com/user/LaurelTheater/videos

The historic Laurel Theater is a regional, community cultural center dedicated to preserving and presenting the traditional arts of the Southern Appalachians. The Laurel Theater is owned and operated by Jubilee Community Arts.

Tune in to 91.9 FM WUOT on Saturdays at 9 PM for "Mountain Jubilee" and 89.9 FM WDVX on Sundays from 5-11 PM for "Sunday Jubilee"!

Townsend Artisan Guild: TAG Gallery open

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

WE ARE OPEN! See hours listed below. The art and gifts at the Gallery continue to be refreshed with new work. If you are driving through Townsend, stop by our TAG Gallery.

The mission of Townsend Artisan Guild is to connect fine arts and fine crafts and the people of East Tennessee through education of youth and adults, professional development of local artisans, and community development. The membership of the Corporation promotes an active interest in the arts through exhibits, demonstrations, lectures, and education as well as raising standards of professional performance among its working artisans.

7719 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy. (Hwy. 321), Townsend, TN 37882
Hours: Wed. - Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday - 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
TAG website: https://www.townsendartisanguild.org/

YWCA Knoxville: 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge

  • June 19, 2020 — July 17, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event and Health & wellness

The challenge is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership.

You will be presented with challenges such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experience and more. Participation in an activity like this helps us to discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, to connect with one another, and to identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination. This is an exciting opportunity to dive deep into racial equity and social justice. We hope you will join us on this journey and we can’t wait to get started!

Originally developed by Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. and Debby Irving, this 21-Day Challenge has been adapted by organizations across the country. It is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership.

Anyone can take part in the YWCA 21-Day Challenge. Participation in an activity like this helps us connect with one another, discover how racial inequity and social injustice impact our community, and identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination.

Participants will be prompted daily with challenges such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experiences and more. Participation in an activity like this helps us discover how racial and social injustices impact our community, motivates us to connect with one another, and inspires us to identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination.

This is an exciting opportunity to dive deep into racial equity and social justice. We hope you’ll join us and accept this challenge.

Each day (Monday-Friday) starting on Friday, June 19 through Friday, July 17 you will receive an email prompting you with a daily challenge. Please make sure you've signed up for the challenge! https://ywcaknox.com/21-day-challenge-sign-up/

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Peter Rabbit

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Category: Kids & family and Theatre

Peter is famous as the clever and daring rabbit who succeeds in invading mean Farmer McGregor’s cabbage patch, in spite of traps, scarecrows and other dangers. His sisters Flopsy and Mopsy, their friend Squirrel Nutkin and Cawdy the Crow all share his adventures in this charming, and endearing dramatization.

The play will be performed Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM; Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM; and Sundays at 3 PM.

Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677, www.knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com

Arts & Culture Alliance: Arts in the Airport Spring 2020

  • June 10, 2020 — October 1, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art

Enjoy the 44 works by regional artists, as juried by Jim Scarsella.

The current exhibition (juried by Jim Scarsella) will be on display from June 10 - October (end date TBA) 2020. View and purchase artworks at https://www.knoxalliance.store/product-category/airport-22. Thank you for your support of our local artists!

The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville and the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) present a semi-annual exhibition entitled “Arts in the Airport”. This juried exhibition was developed to allow regional artists to compete and display work in the most visited site in the area. The selected art features contemporary 2- and 3-dimensional artwork and is exhibited in the secured area behind McGhee Tyson Airport’s security gate checkpoint for six months at a time. Approximately 35-40 works comprise each exhibition. Work is normally available for viewing only by visitors flying in or out of the airport.

Rala: June Featured Artist Annie Rochelle

  • June 10, 2020 — June 28, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Meet our June Featured Artist, Annie Rochelle!

She is a born and raised Knoxvillian and currently lives in South Knoxville with her husband and sweet cat named “Kitty.”

Annie attended Maryland Institute College of Art where she earned her BFA in Painting with a minor in Art History and Curatorial Studies concentration.

“A lot of my compositions with the human figure reference Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo works from art history. Recently I have been interested in scientific botanical illustrations and translating the Victorian model of the ‘Language of Flowers’ into a modern and more relevant vernacular.”

One of Annie's favorite things to do is plant flowers or vegetables with a glass of wine while watching her husband grill dinner.

Fun Fact: She won 1st place in our Dolly Art Contest last year and 2nd place this year!

SHOP ANNIE: https://shoprala.com/collections/annie-rochelle

Rala: Regional and Local Artisans, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-7888, https://shoprala.com. Instagram: @ShopRala

Tomato Head: Mineralscapes and Natural Patterns: Art Photography by David G. Liles

  • June 8, 2020 — August 7, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

"I create art through photographic imagery. Inspiration comes from the natural world, specifically colors and patterns. Much of my work starts out as pictures of rocks, minerals, and fossils. I seek a different viewpoint, and many of the images are abstractions, and open to viewer interpretation".

On exhibition Downtown from June 8 to July 7 and at the West location from July 8 to August 7.

Tomato Head, 12 Market Square (865-637-4067) and 7240 Kingston Pike, Suite 172 (865-584-1075), in Knoxville. http://thetomatohead.com

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